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  9/3/2014, Elul 8, 5774

Interview 'They Knew the Dangers, But Believed the Story Had to Be Told'


Filmmaker Matthew VanDyke, a close friend of the two US journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley who were recently brutally beheaded by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists in Syria, has said both were committed to their work despite the dangers.

"Both of them were fully aware of the dangers but they believed that the story needed to be told and they weren't going to let the risks stop them. ...They took precautions and unfortunately even if you do everything right, sometimes in Syria things go wrong. But they both had a passion for what they did," VanDyke told Reuters.